About the Film

Synopsis: For more than 100 years the East German region of Lusatia has been exploited as a source of energy for Germany. Enormous open pit coal mines have devastated nature, villages and culture. The excavators dig out tons of lignite (brown coal) which is then burned in the nearby power plants. As a result of these operations 136 villages have disappeared. People are now standing up for their rights and are defending their homes. On the Edge follows brave people who are fighting for a renewable future. In the past four years the filmmakers joined the movement and spoke with the people about their motivation, fears and hopes - revealing a growing resistance in times of climate change and the challenge.


Conversation Leader: TBA

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 45 minutes
Language: English
Country: German

Cast & Credits

Director: Marco Kuehne